Tax Resources

Free Tax Assistance

OCPL Tax-Aide Sites
OCPL locations offering individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older.
** NOTE ** Only current during the January - April tax season
Last updated: 1/25/19

AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator
[Includes OCPL libraries AND other community locations]
Individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older.
** NOTE ** Only available from late January/early February - April of current year

IRS Tax Help
Qualifications: $54,000/year or less income, elderly or disabled, or have limited English OR 60 years of age or older. tax help locator or call 1-800-906-9887.


Free Online Filing

Self prepare & e-file FREE
If your income is $66,000 or less, you can use the Free File software for free tax preparation and free e-filing of your New York State and Federal income taxes.


Forms & Publications

For Tax Year 2018, you will no longer use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead will use the redesigned Form 1040. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.

Download / Print: IRS Forms & Publications
Download / Print: New York State Forms & Publications 

By Mail: Order IRS forms to be mailed to your home

By Phone: Call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 to order Federal tax products to be delivered to your home by mail. 
By Phone: Call the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-5431 to order tax products to be delivered to your home by mail.


Additional Tax Assistance Locations For The Syracuse Area

Cooperative Federal Credit Union
800 N. Salina St.
Call for information: 315-473-0280.

211CNY
Listing community locations for In-person free tax filing by IRS-certified preparer for qualified individuals.

Syracuse IRS Office
Offers various services to assist with tax preparation and filing.


Other State Tax Forms

Links to State Tax Forms

Links to tax forms for all 50 U.S. states from the Federation of Tax Administrators.